Endometriosis affects about 200 million women around the world. The endometrium- the lining of your uterus-grows outside the uterus when you have this painful condition. Gender issues and the complex nature of endometriosis have led to too many myths and misconceptions, unfortunately, being created
- Endometriosis is hard to understand – From a woman’s perspective, endometriosis is a disorder surrounded by abuses, misconceptions, delayed diagnosis, hit-and-miss therapies and a lack of awareness, overlaid with a wide variety of symptoms that represent a persistent, debilitating and, for many, painfully chronic condition. Access to timely diagnosis and treatment for this vast women’s and girls’ population should not be compromised by the myths and misconceptions that, sadly, remain strong.
- Endometriosis is just a really heavy period. – Hormones cause the lining of your uterus to thicken during your monthly cycle in preparation for a possible pregnancy. If you’re not getting pregnant you’re getting your time. The tissue breaks up through your anus and leaves. Endometriosis occurs when those hormones cause similar thickening and bleeding in the tissue that grows outside your uterus, such as on your ovaries or in the tubes that supply your eggs (the fallopian tubes). This often causes you to bleed more but not always during your time period.
- Serious pain during your time is common. – If the pain interferes with your daily routine, talk to your doctor. It is a common sign of endometriosis and other issues. And perhaps the pain isn’t limited to your time. Endometriosis can also cause pain during periods, when you go to the bathroom, or when you have sex.
- When you’re young, you can’t get this. – You can get endometriosis when you have begun your cycle. Once you get into your 30s and 40s, it’s more likely, but your chances also increase if:
- Other family members have.
- You’re young at beginning your career.
- Their cycles last less than seven days.
- Heavy bleeding means you suffer endometriosis. –
Needless to say. This is one possible cause, but other factors could be at fault, such as growths like polyps and fibroids, Thyroid problems, pregnancy, cancer.
- It’s all up in the head.-
Endometriosis is not a mental but a physical condition. The build-up of blood and tissue can lead to bloating, inflammation, scar tissue, and pain that is severe enough to require surgery. But years of long, painful periods and uncomfortable sex, especially if you don’t know what causes them, can take its toll on your mental health.
CONCLUSION – This typically takes 7-10 years to diagnose, so if you have signs such as pain, heavy bleeding, severe cramps, bloating, and spotting between periods, talk to your doctor. If you have signs and symptoms that could suggest endometriosis, see a doctor or consult with a gynecologist. Call healthboxes on xxx to speak for free with a doc or book an app.